Types of spiritual experience
There are certain types of spiritual experience which a person may receive. This classification has been provided so that observations can be classified by type and that conversely you can find all the observations of a certain type. It is like an indexing mechanism:
- Synaesthesia – one type of sensory input is converted to another type. This is much like the effect if you run a program on a computer through the wrong device, sound becomes images, image may become a smell, a smell may become a sound. In some societies this is not classed as a spiritual experience but a malfunction of the software! This is because it provides mild but meaningless entertainment for the simple minded, but has no meaning and does not involve the composer or higher spirit.
- Pure or enhanced perception – the physical world is seen but in an enhanced way – brighter colours, clearer, more vivid, scintillating light. The restrictions of our sensory apparatus [ears, nose, eyes etc] are by passed and the person ‘sees’, hears, smells etc via the composer instead. This has been useful for artists and other creative people. Blind people have occasionally been able to ‘see’ this way, deaf people ‘hear’ and people who have lost their sense of smell can also ‘smell’.
- Hallucination – an image or sound or similar sensory impression which is superimposed by the composer on the input from the sensory apparatus. The superimposed object or impression often appears perfectly ‘real’, occasionally it does not. We may live in a world of hallucination but not realise it. Only rarely do we compare our impressions with other people’s. Generally the composer uses hallucinations to teach lessons about the impermanence and unreality of the ‘real’ world for those who have no or little spiritual insight.
- Inter composer communication – the composer communication between two or more ‘things’ [people, animals etc] to share information. If the communication is with other people it is usually via perceptions. This is how much, so called, clairvoyance works and often remote viewing. It is also how some magicians work. It can also be experienced at a less conscious level as intuition about people. This is very important to healers. In ancient times shamans went ‘lower’ to get information from beings about plants, game etc.
- Vision – an image or scene, occasionally with other sensory input which completely overrides that from our 5 senses. This can occur with eyes open or closed, although closed eye visions are more frequent. We are awake and thus not sleeping. They are often ‘lessons’
- Dream – an ordinary or a lucid dream. A dream is a closed eye vision that we only consciously remember when we awake from a sleep. A lucid dream is a closed eye vision which has made its presence known to our conscious mind during sleep.
- Near death – an experience that occurs as the person is dying. The composer/higher spirit first takes over control from the will and consciousness transfers to the higher spirit. The higher spirit then starts its journey to the higher spiritual world via one of the two major tunnels that connect the higher levels with the physical level [‘red’ or ‘blue’].
- Dying – an experience that occurs just before the person dies. Many people are able to relate their experiences of dying just before they do die, this is where we get the information. It usually involves one or more meetings with one’s higher spirit and ‘guides’ who will help you pass on.
- Environmental influence – the person gains the ability to influence the functions of the universe. Thus they may be able to levitate [for example walk on water or hot coals] or move objects without touching them [psychokinesis] or affect the weather or perform change their own temperature at will [heat of the mystic].
- Invisible input – some input provided by the composer is invisible. It includes healing energy, prophetic insight [prophecy], divine love and bliss, inspiration, wisdom, conscience, and forgiveness.
- Out of time – consciousness is temporarily transferred to your composer and you thus enter the world beyond your perceptions . This is a world of no time. The experience is simply that – an understanding of ‘no time’.
- Out of body – consciousness transfers to the composer and the will remains in the body with a lesser ‘tick-over’ role as it maintains the autonomic system and monitors for threats. If threats or nervous sensations disturb the will, consciousness is transferred back in order that the will can handle them. In the out of body state the composer can travel at the ‘mirror’ level to the physical, or go to higher [or lower] vibrational levels which we cannot perceive with our 5 senses. Spiritually it enables the adventurous to find out more how the egg and the matrix is organised.
- Perception recall [the dive] – an experience in which you go through events of this life and possibly past lives to see what is preventing you from merging with your higher spirit. The perceptions may be presented to you as perfect recall flashbacks or they may be presented by the composer as an allegory or story to save you from the trauma of the real event. The objective is to relearn and adjust your memory so that your beliefs better match the reality of the situation. The objective is not to forget, but to relearn and adapt memory. Also called ‘meeting your shadow’ because you in effect dive down to the subconscious
- Exploring group perception – as above but using other people’s perceptions to get their side of the story. We do not have unrestricted access to other people’s perceptions, but our composer will cooperate with other composers where it helps in our relearning process
- Kundalini – a precursor stage to moksha and nirvana, in which energy travels up and down the spine. For those who accidentally provoke this experience without having been prepared for it, illness can result. It may or may not result in Ecstasy. A very early stage of enlightenment
- Ecstasy - the communication channels are opened to the composer. In this experience we ‘meet’ our composer, and higher spirit but there is no merge. This experience may be very intense or in those who have undergone many previous stages it may be almost unnoticeable. The start of the enlightenment process
- Moksha and nirvana – also called in mystic Christianity ‘Rapture’. You merge with your composer. This is often referred to as the ‘chemical wedding’, the will remains the will and the composer remains the composer, but you in effect act in tandem. In this experience your personality is not extinguished – ‘you’ are still you. An advanced stage of enlightenment
- Annihilation – the personality is annihilated and ‘you’ as a personality cease to exist. The higher spirit then takes over, but in effect you become ‘divine’ – a sort of ‘god’ completely in touch with the spiritual world at all its levels.
After this, any experience received is direct and usually invisible and geared towards our destiny. If it is achieved, there is a strong likelihood that our destiny is important in the general scheme of things and we need more direct help from higher Intelligences.
No one achieves this because they want to – wanting to is an act of will and thus in direct opposition to this form of experience which requires absolute and permanent negation of the personality. ‘You’, your personality, dies. But ‘you’, your permanent higher self, lives. Full enlightenment.
- Other - Note that other minor ones also exist, for example, the distortion of the body template so that one experiences limb distortions – feeling you have longer arms or legs; the sort of experience Alice had in Alice in Wonderland, but this is infrequent and is only used by the composer to show people that their body image is flexible.